H for Harsh Words - Age DiscriminationPosted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 22 July 2014
Kiera Lee, writes:
197 claims were lodged in the Employment Tribunals in 2013 for discrimination on the grounds of age. This is an increase of 100% on claims than was lodged in 2011. This together with recent headline cases is a reminder that employers need to be aware that age is a protected characteristic in the same way as gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or disability.
The legislation governing this area is the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (as amended).
Regulation 3 states:
(1) For the purposes of these Regulations, a person (“A”) discriminates against another person (“B”) if —
(a) on the grounds of B’s age, A treats B less favourably
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